Site Information for KOAL in Coaldale (vor), US

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Registered Location

Latitude: 38° 0' 12" N (deg min sec), 38.0033° (decimal), 3800.20N (LORAN)
Longitude: 117° 46' 14" W (deg min sec), -117.7704° (decimal), 11746.23W (LORAN)
Elevation: 1464 metres (4802 feet) -- validated against 1464 metres (4802 feet) from NED 1/3rd arc-second: Western United States
Location: Coaldale (vor), US
County: Esmeralda, NV
Forecast Offices: Las Vegas (VEF), Elko (LKN)

The site location should be at the mark shown -- or very close. Clicking within the map area (or you can drag the 'KOAL' marker) will display the latitude/longitude of that point.

If the displayed location (or elevation) of the weather observing location is incorrect, please drag the marker to the right location (or click in the right location), and then send the updated information. Please note that we are trying to spot either the Stevenson Screen (or equivalent) or the location where the barometric readings are taken.

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The location information for this site was gathered from 2 data sources. This position has been modified based on user feedback.

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Neighboring Stations

This is a list of stations that are close to this station.

You can also subscribe to an RSS feed to tell you when new stations come online in this area. Choose either within 100 miles or 250 miles . For stations covered by your Forecast Office: Las Vegas (VEF),Elko (LKN) .

CMP2330.0 milesEast Tonopah, NV, United States Of America (lat 38.0658°, long -117.2256°, altitude 1862 metres) (data present)
MNTNV30.1 milesWest US6 Montgomery Pass, NV, United States Of America (lat 37.9781°, long -118.3223°, altitude 2179 metres) (data present)
TONNV30.4 milesEast US95 Tonopah Summit, NV, United States Of America (lat 38.0534°, long -117.2162°, altitude 1906 metres) (data present)
LUNNV32.8 milesNorthwest US-95 Luning, NV, United States Of America (lat 38.3224°, long -118.2155°, altitude 2294 metres) (data present)
CMP0935.2 milesSoutheast Goldfield, NV, United States Of America (lat 37.7133°, long -117.2403°, altitude 1714 metres) (data present)
EW457535.4 milesSoutheast Goldfield, NV, US (lat 37.7144°, long -117.2343°, altitude 1717 metres) (data present)
GLDNV37.0 milesSoutheast US95 Goldfield Summit, NV, United States Of America (lat 37.6823°, long -117.2295°, altitude 1831 metres) (data present)
KTPH37.2 milesEast TONOPAH AIRPORT, NV, United States (lat 38.0505°, long -117.0904°, altitude 1654 metres) (data present)
DPSC145.0 milesSouth Deep Springs, CA, United States Of America (lat 37.3722°, long -117.9738°, altitude 1645 metres) (data present)
A128154.0 milesSouthwest NCore - White Mountain Research Sta, CA, United States of America (lat 37.3607°, long -118.3308°, altitude 1232 metres) (data present)

Location Formats

The location is shown in three different formats. Each of these is used in some software, and is shown on some websites.

Degrees Minutes Seconds: VWS/VWSAPRS, WeatherLink 5.5, WeatherLink (5.2-5.4), WeatherView (Linux)

Decimal degrees: FreeWX, WeatherView32 (PC application)

LORAN: WeatherDisplay, WUHU, Henriksen WServer


CWOP Home: This describes the whole CWOP program and has a large amount of useful information.

CWOP Siting Guide (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Another CWOP Guide (PDF): This is another guide to siting and operating a CWOP station. This is a must-read document.

Urban Siting and Operations (PDF): This is a guide to siting and operating a CWOP station in an urban environment.

APRS WX Message format: This describes the actual format of the messages transmitted that carry WX information.

WXQC Mailing List: This is a mailing list where data quality issues are discussed. Assistance with software configuration can often be found here.

Topo Map Reading Guide: How to read USGS topographic maps, with a good section on reading contours.

Geographically nearby web pages: Use Geourl to find web pages that deal with locations geographically close to this site.

Overall website comments, problems etc to Philip Gladstone
Page layout last modified Sunday, 28 February 2016
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